Ink (TV series)

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Ink
Created by Diane English
Starring Ted Danson
Mary Steenburgen
Alana Austin
Christine Ebersole
Saul Rubinek
Charlie Robinson
Jenica Bergere
Jonathan Katz
Composer(s) W.G. Snuffy Walden
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Shukovsky English Entertainment
Addis/Wechsler Television
DreamWorks Television
Release
Original network CBS
Original release October 21, 1996 – May 19, 1997

Ink is an American television sitcom which aired on CBS from 1996–1997 that starred real-life husband and wife Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen as newspaper journalists, allegedly inspired by the film His Girl Friday. The show was also produced by Danson and Steenburgen. The show was canceled after one season due to lower than expected ratings. The show's pilot was drastically changed and reshot from the original version.

Ink was filmed at the soundstages of CBS Studio City in the Studio City area of Los Angeles. Outdoor scenes were usually shot at the small backlot streets of the same studio.

Plot[edit]

Journalists Kate Montgomery and Mike Logan married three months after meeting on the White House lawn. Although the marriage didn't last, there are two common threads between them—their 15-year-old daughter Abby and their all-consuming adoration of the newspaper ink that rubs off on their fingers. While Mike has become one of New York's larger-than-life journalists, Kate's hard-nosed reporting from around the world has earned her an impressive reputation. When Kate accepts a job offer that's just too good to pass up, she becomes the first female managing editor of the New York Sun—and she's now Mike's boss as well.

Her staff also includes no-nonsense, seen-it-all police reporter Ernie Trainor; intense and somewhat neurotic financial reporter Alan Mesnick; "On the Town" columnist Belinda Carhardt, who has a few miles on her; and the newsroom's jaded and judgmental editorial assistant Donna French, who manages to remain ultra-hip in a sea of tweeds and khakis.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Above the Fold"Thomas SchlammeDiane EnglishOctober 21, 1996 (1996-10-21)
2"Paper Cuts"TBATBAOctober 28, 1996 (1996-10-28)
3"Getting Above the Hemp"TBATBANovember 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
4"High Noon"Thomas SchlammeJeffrey KlarikNovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
5"The Sandwich"TBATBANovember 25, 1996 (1996-11-25)
6"Mike & Kelly & Max & Kate"Jay SandrichStephen NathanDecember 9, 1996 (1996-12-09)
7"United We Fall"TBATBADecember 16, 1996 (1996-12-16)
8"The Black Book"Jay SandrichJeff Filgo & Jackie BehanJanuary 6, 1997 (1997-01-06)
9"Devil in a Blue Dress"Phillip Charles MacKenzieJeff Filgo & Jackie BehanJanuary 13, 1997 (1997-01-13)
10"Funny, You Don't Look One Hundred"Phillip Charles MacKenzieDawn DeKeyserJanuary 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
11"The English-Speaking Patients"TBATBAFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
12"The Bodyguard: Part 1"TBATBAFebruary 10, 1997 (1997-02-10)
13"The Bodyguard: Part 2"TBATBAFebruary 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
14"Life Without Mikey"TBATBAFebruary 24, 1997 (1997-02-24)
15"Breaking the Rules"TBATBAMarch 3, 1997 (1997-03-03)
16"Face Off"TBATBAMarch 10, 1997 (1997-03-10)
17"The Fighting Irish"TBATBAApril 7, 1997 (1997-04-07)
18"Logan's Run"TBATBAApril 21, 1997 (1997-04-21)
19"The Debutante"TBATBAApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
20"The Bodyguard Strikes Back"TBATBAMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)
21"Murphy's Law"TBATBAMay 12, 1997 (1997-05-12)
22"Going to the Dogs"TBATBAMay 19, 1997 (1997-05-19)

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